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Former captain of wheelchair cricket team works as labourer to make both ends meet amid COVID-19

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Former captain of wheelchair cricket team works as labourer to make both ends meet amid COVID-19

Former captain of wheelchair cricket team works as labourer to make both ends meet amid COVID-19

A former captain of the Indian wheelchair cricket team started working as a labourer in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh to earn a living for his family amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Rajendra Singh Dhami is working as a labourer under Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme amid COVID-19 pandemic.

He won several accolades as the captain of the Indian wheelchair cricket team but now he has been forced to work as a labourer.

The current captain of the Uttarakhand team, Dhami was disabled due to paralysis and struggling financially during coronavirus pandemic.

While speaking to ANI, Rajendra said, "A tournament was scheduled but got postponed due to COVID-19.

I request the government to provide me job as per my qualification." Speaking to ANI, the District Magistrate (DM) of Pithoragarh, Dr Vijay Kumar Jogdande said, "Currently, his economic condition seems to be bad.

We have asked District Sports Officer to provide him money as immediate help.

He will be given the benefits under Mukhyamantri Swarojgar Yojana or other schemes so that he is able to earn a livelihood in future."

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